Learning Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 Foundation for Games

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Learning 3ds Max 2010 Foundation for Games is the key to unlocking the power of Autodesk 3ds Max, directly from the creators of one of the world's most powerful 3D animation and effects software products. Get hands on experience with the innovative tools and powerful techniques available in the new version of 3ds Max, through all new project-based lessons. Projects will include valuable game assets and examples. Topics will include modeling, animation, materials & mapping, rendering.

Autodesk will be contributing assets (models and images) from high-profile studios. The DVD will include: bonus short films, demos, hotkey reference, free models from turbosquid, a $160 value.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240811949
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division produces award-winning software tools designed for digital media creation, management and delivery across all disciplines: from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive, and design visualization. Autodesk Media and Entertainment is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 Foundation for Games

Table of Contents

Project 01

Lesson 01 | Introduction to Modeling for Games 13

Lesson 02 | Interface and UI 21

Lesson 03 | Primitives 43

Lesson 04 | Modifiers, Layers, Copies, Instances and References 71

Lesson 05 | Editable Polygon Objects 97

Lesson 06 | Materials and Texture Maps 123

Project 02

Lesson 07 | Using 2D Concepts 141

Lesson 08 | Polygonal Modeling for Games 155

Lesson 09 | UVW Unwrapping 181

Lesson 10 | Texturing Your First Prop 203

Lesson 11 | Animation Basics 215

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Project 03

Lesson 12 | Environment Planning and Organization 259

Lesson 13 | Modeling a Game Environment 269

Lesson 14 | Unwrapping and Texture Maps 291

Lesson 15 | The Camera 307

Lesson 16 | Introduction to Lighting and FX 315

Lesson 17 | Rendering 325

Image Gallery 224

Professional Interviews 332

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2010

    Well, it's directly from the people who made the program.

    This is a really good book. Other books have shown you other things, like customizing Max to work for you, but this was more directed at modeling.

    This book showed me how to get the most out of instance meshes. They can save you TONS of time. It's really funny, but not ALL of the book is really IN the book and the REST of the book is broke down to PDFs on the DVD. One of the "bonus tutorials" is sculpting that dude on the cover, giving him a "skeleton" to animate him and make him walk around and do camera shots and stuff.

    Buy it if you're at all serious about what you do with Max.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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